Find out more, and answers to questions you may have about Future Directions for Homelessness.

  1. What is Future Directions for Homelessness?
  2. What is the Alliance model, and how will it deliver whole-of-systems improvements?
  3. How will the Alliance model improve service delivery?
  4. How will the SA Housing Authority support the sector to develop the Alliance?
  5. Is the Alliance reducing funding or reducing administrative costs for the SA Housing Authority?
  6. Are some services being defunded?
  7. What will the Alliances look like, and how will they ensure specialist services and the voices of small providers are maintained in the system?
  8. Why aren’t Aboriginal Services separated out into a separate Alliance?
  9. Is there a set number of organisations in each Alliance? Can organisations lead, bid on, or be in, multiple Alliances? Can organisations which are not current providers be part of the Alliances?
  10. Do Providers that operate across the alliance region boundaries need to be part of more than one alliance?
  11. My Service provides responses to people who are from outside of the Alliance boundaries. Will funding arrangements recognise this?
  12. How can Providers best engage in open and transparent practices in Alliances where they may be competitors in other fields, such as aged care or disability?
  13. How do Alliances interact with Non-Alliance parties?
  14. I’m not a funded SHS-provider but operate social services that link with a number of SHS services within a region. Can I be included on the list of current services in the region?
  15. What do the Alliance Service Types look like in relation to the Alliance Outcomes?
  16. What are ‘value add’ approaches and how are they intended to look within the new framework?
  17. How will data be managed in the Alliances?
  18. Where does housing fit into the Alliances?
  19. Will there be the same number of houses allocated to Alliances as currently exists in the sector? What properties will be included in the Alliances?
  20. What will housing allocation look like in a statewide DFV Alliance?
  21. What role will Community Housing Providers play in the new Alliance, and what will be their relationship with Service Providers?
  22. What does Housing First mean in the context of the current housing supply?
  23. What can successful rapid rehousing look like within the current housing supply?

  1. What is the importance around undertaking a competitive tendering process for the Reform?
  2. What is the timeframe for the Tender?
  3. Will the existing contracts be extended to allow additional time for the tender process?
  4. Where is the Tender advertised?
  5. Will the Authority be available over the Christmas and New Year period to provide support for Consortia?
  6. Why are some services out of scope for the current tender?
  7. How much funding will be provided to ‘in scope’ Services? Does that include Authority costs, or is all of it available for the sector?
  8. What relationship and responsibility do out of scope Services have in participating in the Alliances?
  9. How do Alliances approach consolidation of administration costs, particularly how does this affect the Lead Sector Participant? Will there be additional funding for the Alliance Manager?
  10. When will the sector find out about the allocation of money for each alliance?
  11. How will funding be distributed within an Alliance? How does funding get distributed between service types?
  12. Does each Alliance need to distribute the funding in accordance with the currently funded Services in each Region?
  13. Can I get a full list of suburb names for my region?
  14. What happens to the funding of a current Service Provider if they are unsuccessful within a consortium bid?
  15. What will be the term of the new contracts and transition approach from individual programs to the Alliance model?
  16. What are the key contractual components?
  17. Why are the specific nominations of ALT and AMT members required at Tender phase? What happens if the Alliance Manager is unable to be confirmed at the Tender Response submission stage?
  18. Are non-Specialist Homelessness Service (SHS) providers eligible to tender? Is the Lead Sector Participant required to be a SHS?
  19. How will organisations know who is available to collaborate with? What will the Authority do, if anything, to assist?
  20. Can an organisation be a part of several Consortia bidding within the same Region?
  21. Can Consortia include sub-contracted organisations?
  22. As a specialist or small provider, if another organisation with aligned goals cannot be found can we Tender individually?
  23. What does the Transition-In plan need to contain?
  24. How will Consortia be aware of current Services and Service Providers in order to factor them into Transition planning?
  25. To what extent are we anticipating Service Providers to restructure their individual organisation? If I’m a specialist organisation that only provides SHS services, what does this mean for my role and business structure?
  26. How many people will be employed in managing the contracts and what seniority level will Authority members of the Alliance be at?
  27. Will the Alliance Lead Sector Participant be the sole contact for contract management matters?

  1. What is the difference between an Alliance and Consortium?
  2. Do all current providers in a region need to be part of the tendering Consortium?
  3. Do agencies undertake and develop their own submissions and simply identify Alliance Participants?
  4. How is the Lead Sector Participant determined for each Alliance, and do they take the lead in writing the tender submission?
  5. What are the attributes of Consortia that the Authority is looking for?
  6. What is the importance of early team alignment?
  7. In the establishment of the Tender Team, are we expecting all parties have some level of representation on the Tender Team?
  8. What happens if people are thinking about linking up with more than one consortium?
  9. What happens if the team has identified their Participants and then someone pulls out halfway through?
  10. Is there any expectation or direction from the Authority around who is paying for the Tender development?
  11. What are the typical roles and responsibilities of an Alliance Tender team?
  12. What are the typical responsibilities of a Tender Co-Ordinator?
  13. Will an open book financial reporting policy apply to the Tender process? And what will the responsibility of the Financial Co-ordinator around this within the Tender Team?
  14. What is the expectation for a Consortium in developing and proposing their Alliance Organisation Structure?
  15. What can Consortia expect to see in relation to the Services Delivery Framework within the upcoming Request for Proposal?
  16. What can Consortia expect the Key Commercial Terms to look like?
  17. What can Consortia expect to see in relation to the Transition-In of services within the upcoming Tender Submission Invitation?

Further information

For further information, visit www.housing.sa.gov.au/homelessness or email housingohsi@sa.gov.au ‚úČ